Galwan martyr Col Santosh Babu’s wife appointed Deputy Collector in Telangana

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has appointed Galwan martyr Col Santosh Babu’s wife Santoshi as Deputy Collector. Col Babu was the Commanding Officer during the violent face-off with Chinese troops in which 20 bravehearts including Col Babu lost their lives.

Santoshi’s appointment letter was handed over to her on Wednesday at Pragathi Bhavan. CM KCR has instructed officials to ensure that she is posted in Hyderabad and its vicinity.

Chief Minister also asked his secretary Smita Sabharwal to be with Santoshi till she gets proper training and settles down with her job.

Rao also had lunch with 20 family members of Santoshi who accompanied her to Pragathi Bhavan and enquired about their well being.

He assured that the government will always stand with Colonel Santosh Babu’s family.

Ministers Jagdeesh Reddy, Prashanth Reddy, Niranjan Reddy, MP from united Nalgonda District Badugula Lingaiah, MLAs Gyaderi Kishore, Bollam Mallaiah Yadav, Chirumarthi Lingaiah, Saidireddy, Zilla Parishad chairperson Deepika Yugandhar Rao, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP M Mahender Reddy, Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma were also present at Pragathi Bhavan.

Chief Minister KCR had earlier handed over a cheque of Rs 4 crore to Santoshi and Rs 1 crore to Col Babu’s parents besides gifting a 6,400 sq ft residential plot in Hyderabad.

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